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Skillet Chickpea Chilaquiles + Review: The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook by Jenn Sebestyen

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Skillet Chickpea Chilaquiles is a fun, festive vegan meal that comes together quickly and one the whole family will love!  Plus, I’ve got a great new cookbook to share that you’re really going to love!

Photo of Skillet Chickpea Chilaquiles in white cast iron skillet on white kitchen towel.

Hey, all!  Happy Meatless Monday!  Before I get to this delicious recipe for Skillet Chickpea Chilaquiles, here’s a great cookbook you’re going to love!  You’ll especially love it if you’re trying to go meatless at least one day a week in addition to trying to get your family to go along with it.

In these days of kids growing up on processed mac and cheese and chicken nuggets, here’s a great cookbook to help turn that trend around!  My food blogging friend Jenn Sebestyen, the founder and publisher of Veggie Inspired just published her first cookbook, The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook which is all about family-friendly, plant-based recipes.

Photo of the cover of Meatless Monday Family Cookbook by Jenn Sebestyen.

What is Meatless Monday?

Meatless Monday is simply a global campaign aimed at helping people reduce their intake of meat for health, environmental and economic reasons, not to mention for the sake of animals.  The movement is not about pushing people to give up consuming meat entirely, but just about going meatless one day per week.

I’ve often told you that I’ve never met a vegetable I didn’t like.  Although I still love my steak, I often find vegan and vegetarian meals can be just as satisfying.

About the Author:

The author of The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook, Jenn Sebestyen has three children of her own so she’s used to cooking for kids.  Jenn shares lots of great tips for getting the kids involved in the shopping and cooking process so they’re no strangers to the plant-based meal that’s being served to them.

Jenn’s work has appeared in Better Homes and Gardens, Prevention, Redbook, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health, Self and Taste of Home.

Meals like Rotini with Chunky Garden Veggie Marinara, Sticky Orange Tofu Bowls, Buffalo Cauliflower Bowls with Avocado Cream, Spicy Hummus Veggie Wraps and this Skillet Chickpea Chilaquiles in The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook are sure to please your whole family as they please Jenn’s!

Photo of author Jenn Sebestyen.

Now let’s talk about this fun skillet meal!  Skillet Chickpea Chilaquiles!

What are chilaquiles?

Chilaquiles are corn tortillas, often leftovers that are fried, cooked in salsa, with cheese that is often served for breakfast.   It’s often served with beans and perhaps a fried egg.

Here, they make a great, quick, skillet meal that’s perfect for a quick dinner when you’re crazy busy or need to throw together a quick appetizer!

How to make Skillet Chickpea Chilaquiles:

Crazy easy and they come together in one skillet!

  • Cook some onion, chickpeas, corn, tomatoes and seasonings in a skillet.

Photo of Skillet Chickpea Chilaquiles on pale blue background with radish slices and cilantro on white kitchen towel.

  • Add tortilla chips and other toppings to Skillet Chickpea Chilaquiles such as avocado or guacamole, radishes, cilantro, ranch dressing….

Close-up photo of Skillet Chickpea Chilaquiles in white cast iron skillet.

  • And you’re done!

Photo of Skillet Chickpea Chilaquiles in white skillet on pale blue background on white towel with cilantro, radish and avocado.


Friends, I think you’re really going to love adding this cookbook to your collection!  Find it on AMAZON here!  (Affiliate link):  The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook

Reprinted with permission from Jenn Sebestyen and Fair Winds Press, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc. © 2019

For more delicious Southwestern and Mexican-inspired meatless meals, be sure to try my:

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Skillet Chickpea Chilaquiles

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By: Carol | From A Chef's Kitchen
Skillet Chickpea Chilaquiles is a fun, festive vegan meal that comes together quickly and one the whole family will love!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Vegetarian / Vegan Entrees
Cuisine Southwestern / Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 382 kcal


  • 1 can (15-ounce) chickpeas - drained and rinsed -OR- 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion - diced
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 cup corn kernels - fresh or thawed frozen
  • 1 can (28-ounce) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt - or to taste
  • 8 ounces corn tortilla chips
  • Guacamole or avocado wedges
  • Ranch dressing
  • Thinly sliced radishes
  • Diced red or white onion
  • Chopped fresh cilantro


  • Pour the rinsed and drained chickpeas out on a cutting board and chop them up a bit. Alternately, you can add them to a food processor and pulse a few times.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large, deep skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and saute for 5-6 minutes or until soft and translucent.
  • Add the garlic, chili powder, cumin and oregano and saute for 1 minute until the spices are fragrant.
  • Add the chickpeas, corn, crushed tomatoes and salt. Simmer for about 10 minutes or until hot.
  • Add the tortilla chips to the skillet and gently stir to coat.
  • Serve immediately with your toppings of choice.


If you aren't going to eat the whole recipe at once, keep the tortilla chips separate. Add one portion of chips to a bowl then pour on some of the sauce and garnish with desired toppings.
TIP: Serve immediately for crispy chips. If you like the chips softer, wait 5-10 minutes for the tortilla chips to soak up the sauce.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1195mg | Potassium: 280mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 940IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 3mg

These are estimated values generated from a nutritional database using unbranded products. Please do your own research with the products you're using if you have a serious health issue or are following a specific diet.

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  1. Thank you so much for this wonderful review, Carol! You photos are beautiful! Sharing on my social media as well!

    1. Hi, Jenn! Thank you for the opportunity to review your wonderful cookbook! I know I’m going to use it a lot. Love your recipes and congratulations!